FOREIGN RELATIONS: A-Bombs for Allies?

The U.S. last week informed the NATO Council in Paris that it intended to move 225 F-100 fighter-bombers from France to Britain and West Germany. Reason: the French government would not let the U.S. ship the fighter-bombers' nuclear weapons into France unless the "nucs" were put under French control. A few days later, the F-100s began roaring off their bases at Toul, Etain and Chaumont, landed in new quarters at British and German alternate bases hard by the nuclear weapons, a combination that made NATO strength for the Berlin crisis that much...

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